Grab launched a program aimed at increasing vaccine access for its employees and the drivers, passengers, and delivery partners on its platform by the end of 2022.
The Southeast Asian internet giant plans on working closely with governments across the region to offer mobility, communications, and logistics support for national vaccine deployment plans through the fleet of vehicles on its platform.
This will subsidize the cost of COVID-19 vaccines for drivers and delivery partners not covered by free national vaccination programs.
According to Grab, it aims to extend its medical leave insurance policy – provided by insurance provider Chubb – to cover its driver-partners’ potential loss of income because of COVID-19 vaccine side effects.
“The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is moving Southeast Asia into recovery mode. We believe this will allow people and businesses to operate with more confidence in their own safety, driving renewed economic and community activity,” said Russell Cohen, Group Managing Director of Operations at Grab.